Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with its booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! Azalea Mountain School is enjoying its sixth school year with an enrollment of 114 children and is growing rapidly.

We offer parent-child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth Grades, and have a cohesive Faculty supported by a School Administrator, Faculty Coordinator, and active Board. Located currently in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property, we are at the exciting stage of planning for the future and the space(s) to meet our growth. As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy, festival celebrations, various Waldorf- based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families.

 

We are currently hiring:

 Morning Garden Teacher (Parent-Child Class) 

Azalea Mountain School is now accepting applications for a part-time Parent-Child (Morning Garden) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The Morning Garden class is currently held on Friday mornings with a possibility of adding more classes as space/time allows. This teacher is responsible to lead and run a program for young children (6 weeks-31/2 years) and their parents/caretakers.  The successful applicant will have a background in Waldorf Education with a deep understanding and reverence for the special needs of the young child.  This person should enjoy working with children as well as adults and serve as a guide to facilitate the transition from home life into the life of being in a school community dedicated to Waldorf Education. The duties of this teacher include:

*Welcoming new and returning families to our Azalea Mountain School and to the Morning Garden program.

*Providing a safe, structured, nurturing and supportive environment where children and parents can grow and learn.

*Providing an opportunity for parents to participate in the making of simple, yet beautiful crafts that can serve as inspiration at home with their children.

*Leading a seasonal circle that invites wonder and engages the children and parents through song, rhyme, finger-plays and a connection to the natural world.

*Providing a warm, wholesome snack to nourish all participants.

*Offering of puppetry and storytelling that is engaging for all.

*Providing an opportunity for guided discussion related to hand outs or a chosen book that is related to the Waldorf style of parenting and working with very young children.

*Planning for and purchasing needed supplies and food stuffs to remain within given budget

*Caring for the materials and physical space (the class is held in one of our nursery or kindergarten classrooms)

*Working with an assistant teacher, who will be available to support in the Lead teacher in tasks such as snack preparation, care of the space, and guidance of the class

*Attending two faculty meetings (paid) per month

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

 

Summer Program Coordinator

Azalea Mountain School  is looking for a summer program coordinator, to help establish a  summer camp program for the 2018 school year.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

Thank you!

 

First Grade Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is currently seeking qualified applicants for our 2018-2019 First Grade class.

Azalea Mountain School is thriving in its seventh school year. We have a cohesive faculty and our Board has a healthy awareness of anthroposophy. We have a school administrator, a faculty coordinator and an enrollment coordinator as our administration. Despite our youth, the school was
many years in founding with a strong, elder anthroposophical impulse at its inception. We are presently bursting at the seams and seeking our new site. Recently we were granted membership in WECAN; at present we are engaged in the AWSNA membership self-study process in hopes of
becoming an associate member in the spring of 2018. If you’re drawn to a vibrant pioneering school on the cusp of exciting new growth, Azalea Mountain School may be calling you!

For the upcoming school year, Azalea Mountain will offer multiple parent-child classes, 3 nursery classes, 2 kindergartens, and grades first through fifth/sixth; our class sizes are healthy.
Qualifications:
We are looking for someone who has Waldorf Teacher training and Waldorf classroom teaching
experience.
To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org
or
Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Business Manager 

Azalea Mountain School is searching for a Business Manager. This position would work directly with the School Administrator. Accountabilities of this role will include:

  • 10 hour of work per week; with potential to grow
  • Budget reporting and analysis
  • Developing reports to share with the teachers
  • Creating financial policies to be approved by the Board
  • Implementing processes of spending
  • Overseeing day-to-day operational oversight of finances
  • Making financial decisions for the school
  • Participating in Financial Aid conversations
  • Maintaining the bookkeeping duties
  • Maintaining the bookkeeping duties

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

Part Time Piano Accompanist

Job Description: We seek a piano accompanist who has experience working with children and/or dance classes. You should be able to learn classical pieces quickly, and also sight read well. Improvisation and creativity skills are important to help to set a mood for many of the stories and exercises used during class. You must be able to start, stop, and take direction from the eurythmy teacher as she leads students through dance choreography.

Requirements:
• Excellent sight reading abilities.
• Imaginative improvisational skills.
• Flexibility and commitment.
• Patience and positivity.
• Experience playing for dance classes is a plus.

Basic details:
• 6 hours per week which covers 6 classes and planning sessions.
• Classes are 40 minutes; with additional 20 minute planning time with eurythmy teacher.
• Work days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
• Any additional accompanying support for festivals and assemblies will be agreed upon in advance and compensated at the same rate during the course of the school year.

Start date: December 5, 2017

This is an hourly position. Compensation is based on ability and experience.

To Apply: send resume and cover letter to (Ms.) Elizabeth McKay at E.McKay@azaleamountain.org or call 803-206-1964 for more information.